Staff Bios

  Jennifer Jae Gutierrez

Jennifer Jae GutierrezJennifer Jae Gutierrez is Executive Director of IPI and provides leadership and strategic direction for the laboratory. Prior to joining IPI Jae served as the Arthur J. Bell Senior Photograph Conservator at the Center for Creative Photography and as Associate Director for the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation at the University of Delaware. Jae has a Master’s in Art Conservation specializing in photograph conservation and her research and outreach activities have focused on both photograph preservation and conservation education.

Email: jjgpph@rit.edu

  Angelique Armstrong

Angelique ArmstrongAngelique Armstrong, Product Support Specialist, joined IPI in August 2011. Angie provides phone and email technical support for IPI's PEM2 data loggers and eClimateNotebook, as well as providing scheduling and project management support for the Preservation Environment Consulting Team. A former RIT student (College of Liberal Arts – Social Work, ’94), Angie brings over 15 years of certified Technical Support, Adult Instruction, and Customer Service experience to IPI. Outside of work Angie is a sci-fi & action movie addict, a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism (an historical recreation group), and enjoys a variety of fiber arts, writing, cooking, and sword play.

Email: amapph@rit.edu

  Jean-Louis Bigourdan

Jean-Louis BigourdanJean-Louis Bigourdan, Senior Research Scientist, received his diploma in art conservation from the Institut Français du Restauration des Oeuvres d'Art in Paris. His work at IPI has focused on the effects of enclosures and microenvironments on photographic film stability and on the effects of cycling conditions on library and archives materials. He designs and conducts collection surveys and consults on the implementation of cold storage. He publishes and lectures extensively on the topic of photograph preservation.

Email: jxbpph@rit.edu

  Alex Bliss

Alex Bliss

Alex Bliss, Software Architect, received his degree in Computer Science from SUNY Oswego in 2006. He joined the team to work on internal software development projects. This includes improvements and maintenance of existing software and planning and creation of new software. During his career, Alex has worked with many software applications from a professional perspective.

Email: ambpph@rit.edu

  Daniel Burge

Daniel BurgeDaniel Burge, Senior Research Scientist, received his B.S. in Imaging and Photographic Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1991. He has been a full-time member of the IPI staff since 1990. His primary focus of research at IPI has been the chemical and physical interactions between imaging media and storage enclosures, including the development and improvement of testing methods. He lectures to various consumer and trade groups and writes for their publications on home archiving and photo storage products. He has also been a consultant to many archival supply companies. Currently he is investigating digital hard copy stability and storage issues.

Email: dmbpph@rit.edu

  Christopher Cameron

Christopher CameronChristopher Cameron, Sustainable Preservation Specialist, joined IPI in April 2013. Chris is an experienced facility manager with Energy Service Company Certification in HVAC systems and Project Management Certification from the International Facility Management Association. He received a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the State University of New York at Brockport and a Master’s Degree in Communication & Media Technologies from RIT in 2004. Chris provides advice and consulting services to cultural institutions on managing and operating mechanical systems to provide the best possible preservation of collections with the least possible consumption of energy. In his spare time, Chris enjoys woodworking, playing with his son Gavin, and working on his house.
Email: cmcpph@rit.edu

  Alice Carver-Kubik

Alice Carver-KubikAlice Carver-Kubik, Research Scientist, received her M.A. in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University in co-ordination with George Eastman House. She was a 2008-2009 Graduate Intern at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. where she co-authored the book In the Darkroom: An Illustrated Guide to Photographic Processes Before the Digital Age (2010). Alice has continued her work researching and writing about photographic processes. She joins IPI to further develop  the web resource, Graphics Atlas.

Email: ackpph@rit.edu

  Lisa Cerra

Lisa CerraLisa Cerra, Director of Operations, provides day-to-day oversight and direction and contributes to organizational management and development of long-term strategic goals. She oversees IPI’s order administration, production of goods, inventory, and contracts; and directs the fiscal management of IPI’s grants, projects, programs, and staff allocations. Lisa partners with Principal Investigators and RIT departments to ensure compliance with sponsor and institute guidelines.

Email: lmcpay@rit.edu

  Kelly McCauley Krish

Kelly KrishKelly McCauley Krish, Preventive Conservation Specialist, joined IPI in May 2016 as part of the environmental management consulting team and to provide other preventive services. Kelly earned her MS in Art Conservation from the Winterthur- University of Delaware Program and a BA in Historic Preservation from the University of Mary Washington. She has worked as a conservator at a range of institutions across the U.S. and internationally, and has experience as a curatorial assistant, archaeologist, and architectural historian. She currently serves on AIC’s Sustainability Committee, and is active in developing online resources for the museum community. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, reading, and travel.

Email: kmkpph@rit.edu

  Jeremy Linden

Jeremy LindenJeremy Linden, Senior Preservation Environment Specialist, joined IPI in January 2010. He is primarily involved in the environmental management activities of IPI and works closely with colleagues in libraries, archives and museums on issues of material preservation, mechanical system performance, energy-saving and sustainability. Jeremy earned an MLS in Information Studies and an MA in History from the University of Maryland, and a BA in History from Vassar College. A certified archivist, Jeremy has over 10 years experience working in archives, museums and historical societies. His interests include birding, hiking, hunting, and gardening – if it gets him outside, he's happy.

Email: jrlpph@rit.edu

  Douglas W. Nishimura

Douglas NishimuraDouglas W. Nishimura, Senior Research Scientist, received his degree in chemistry from McMaster University in Canada. He is a member of the joint ISO-ANSI committee responsible for the physical properties and permanence of imaging materials. Before joining IPI as a research scientist, he did stability research at the National Archives of Canada. He is technical supervisor for most major research projects and is well known as a teacher, lecturer, and consultant on image preservation.

Email: dwnpph@rit.edu

  Lauren Parish

Lauren ParishLauren Parish, Web and Publications Manager, received her a BS in New Media Publishing from RIT in 2006. She joined the team in March 2008 to work on new design initiatives for IPI. This includes research project websites, web-based software, publications and all other IPI outreach. During her career, she has been exposed to many areas of web design and marketing. Outside of IPI, Lauren is an avid foodie and a knitter.

Email: lmppph@rit.edu

  James M. Reilly

James Reilly, DirectorJames M. Reilly, Director of Business Development, is the founder of IPI. He has made important contributions to image preservation, environmental management, and sustainable preservation practices. During its tenure, Jim was Co-director of the Advanced Residency Program in Photographic Conservation, a program co-managed by the George Eastman House. He received a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in 1998. He was presented with the Silver Light Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Association of Moving Image Archivists in 2002, and was the first winner of the Hewlett-Packard Image Permanence Award from the Society for Imaging Science and Technology in 2007.

Email: jmrpph@rit.edu

  Andrea Venosa

Andrea VenosaAndrea Venosa, Research Scientist, received her degree in molecular biology from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2000. Before joining IPI, she did scientific research and technical work at the University of Buenos Aires and the University of Rochester Medical Center. In 2004, she joined IPI to develop and implement studies on the light-fastness of digital hardcopy and photographic materials. Since then, she has been involved in the research on the permanence and physical properties of digital prints at IPI. She is responsible for the execution of the Photographic Activity Test as well as the pH and Alkaline Reserve tests.

Email: ajvpph@rit.edu

  Carol Wuest

Carol WuestCarol Wuest is IPI's Customer Service Assistant. Carol handles all product orders, billing, and shipping. She also manages accounts receivable and basic reception duties. 

Email: cewpph@rit.edu